BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5260@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20170216T000000Z DTEND:20170216T000000Z DESCRIPTION:<strong>"And I never saw my father again..."&nbsp\;</strong>\n< strong>The Japanese American-Mexican American Connection: what we can lear n from our shared histories &nbsp\;to protect civil liberties for today&nb sp\;</strong>\n\nIn the 1930s\, more than a million Mexican and Mexican Am ericans residing throughout the United States were deported after a campai gn of scapegoating\, fear mongering\, and racism. Many were U.S. citizens\ , but this country failed to protect their most basic civil liberties. In 1942\, with the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Roosevelt\, J apanese Americans suffered similar attacks\, which culminated in their mas s expulsion and internment in direct violation of the U.S. Constitution an d the Bill of Rights. What lessons may we learn from these experiences rel evant to the protection of civil liberties for all of us today?\n\nSpeaker s include the following: &nbsp\;\n\n<ul><li>Our special guest speaker is D r. Francisco Balderrama\, History and Chicano Studies\, California State U niversity\, Los Angeles\, and co-author of Decade of Betrayal: Mexican Rep atriation in the 1930s.&nbsp\;</li><li>Tom Izu\, executive director\, Cali fornia History Center and the Audrey Edna Butcher Civil Liberties Educatio n Initiative\, De Anza College&nbsp\;</li><li>Student responses from De An za College Latino and Muslim American students</li></ul>\n\nIn this age of heightened attacks on immigrant communities and threats of massive deport ation and registries for Muslim Americans\, what can we learn from this sh ared history? Come learn how can we support each other and protect civil l iberties in the times ahead.\n\nSeating is limited.&nbsp\;\n\nCost: Admiss ion to this event is complimentary&nbsp\;\n\nContact <a href="mailto:Publi cPrograms@jamsj.org">PublicPrograms@jamsj.org</a> or call (408) 294-3138 t o reserve a spot.\n\n<em>75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066</em> SUMMARY:Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of Executive Order 9066 URL:/en/events/2017/02/16/commemorating-the-75th-anniversary-of-executive-o r/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR